Nintendo once patented an illumination system

Posted under General Nintendo, News, Random, Wii
February 11, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)

Way back in August 2010, Nintendo filed a patent for an illumination system, which would seem to work with Wii in some fashion. The item was just published for viewing in the US database today.

Here’s an interesting abstract included with the filing:

An illumination system includes an information processing device capable of communicating with a server via a network and an illumination device capable of receiving a signal from the information processing device. The information processing device includes a reception portion and a lighting control portion. The reception portion receives instruction data from the server, and the instruction data indicates an instruction to cause the illumination device to emit light in accordance with a television broadcast image and/or audio. The lighting control portion outputs a control signal to the illumination device, and the control signal controls lighting by the illumination device based on the received instruction data. The illumination device sheds visible light in accordance with the control signal.

For what it’s worth, the original patent contained drawings in which the Wii is shown. It doesn’t seem like it’d be too tough to bring the tech over to Wii U, though whether Nintendo still has interest in the idea is unknown.

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  • D2K

    This article basically said the same sentence three different ways without explaining just exactly what the purpose of it is.

    • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

      hahahaha true.
      but it looks like that microsoft thing from last year

      • D2K

        That Illumiroom nonsense? Oh yeah. That needs to go into oblivion with the Vitality Sensor.

        • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

          Yeah haha that’s the name! Aww I thought it was pretty cool!

        • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

          Yeah haha that’s the name! Aww I thought it was pretty cool!

      • SecretX

        lol i remember that many fanboys were saying its coming for the xbox one, being the new kinect. I don’t understand why MS even bother showing it?

        • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

          just so the fanboy’s will get hyped

        • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

          just so the fanboy’s will get hyped

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